Howarth S10 oboe

Superb student oboe outfit made by world famous specialists

Product code: S10 Manufacturer: Howarth


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  • Supplied in a backpack style case with reed-case and accessories
  • CITES compliant African Blackwood body
  • Silver-plated closed hole keywork
  • English thumbplate system with single action octaves
  • Low B/C link, forked F venting, and left hand C/D trill key
Product code: S10 Manufacturer: Howarth

The Howarth S10 student oboe is known around the world as the very best instrument for beginners. It comes highly recommended by professional oboists and teachers, many of whom started with this model themselves, and is by some margin the bestselling oboe in the UK. While it costs a little more than its competitors, the premium is well justified. Superior construction materials and Howarth’s exceptional craftsmanship make the S10 both extremely reliable and a real joy to play, and ensure that it holds its value when the time comes to trade in and upgrade.

Its body is built from seasoned African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) a traditional woodwind instrument hardwood that has recently been added to a list of endangered species. This material produces an unrivalled characterful timbre capable of huge expressive contrast. Like all wooden instruments, it is susceptible to damage when exposed to sudden or extreme changes in temperature and humidity, so it is important to instruct young musicians in proper oboe maintenance.

Sleek silver plated closed-hole keywork with plateau keys is mounted to the solid wooden frame, according to the English thumb-plate layout. It features single action octave keys, a low B-C link, a forked F venting mechanism, and a left-hand C-D trill key.

Each oboe comes supplied in a lightweight backpack style case and includes a reed-case and some cleaning materials.


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